Features & Benefits
Strong Design Lead Approach
People are busy. Too busy to learn new systems & ways of doing things. We ensure design is front and center with our approach. We will hold your hand on the first few exercises, then let you take control. Ease of use is not a phrase synonymous with procurement software - we are determined to change that.
Corporate Strategy Meets Sourcing
Our approach is a strategic one. We seek to understand your strategic objectives, and help ensure you achieve these using our approach. Worried about price/quality trade-off’s, a potential supplier cartel, incumbent switching costs or managing risk? We allow you factor these issues into your decision making.
Powerful Evaluation Engine
We deal with more advanced sourcing exercises, with numerous prospective suppliers, potentially bidding on hundreds of contracts/lots/lanes/line items. Evaluating the best outcome in such a scenario is difficult. But we then add more layers, allowing suppliers offer more expressive bids, as well as adding non price factors to the mix. The result is a computational headache, until you press click and our evaluation engine kicks in and does it all for you.
Delivers Optimized Results
Our approach is designed to elicit the most efficient outcome. That’s what makes us different. We add an intelligence layer to existing solutions (which we compliment). Our focus is on delivering the most efficient outcome; whether you are evaluating solely on price, or weighting price/ quality variables, or simply want to run scenarios based on min / max supplier numbers. The win:win approach also ensures all parties are able to play to their strengths.
From Our Blog
The Key Benefits from Sourcing Optimization
In the final installment in a three part series, Alan Gleeson explores what the key benefits of sourcing optimization are. The first post appears here: Sourcing Optimization - A Definition , with the second post appearing on this page: Why Sourcing Optimization is Finally Taking Off? So what are the key benefits of Sourcing Optimization?…
Why Sourcing Optimization is Finally Beginning to Take off?
In the second in a three part series, Alan Gleeson explores what sourcing optimization is and explains some reasons for its growing popularity? Read Part 1 here - Sourcing Optimization - A Definition. The Building Blocks for Sourcing Optimization Ensuring demand is broken down into small granular lots is a key element in the market-informed…
Sourcing Optimization I A Definition I Part 1
A recent post by Peter Smith of SpendMatters UK asked why don’t we hear more noise in the procurement world about Market Informed Sourcing? One reason Peter cited for the ‘lack of noise’ was that: “It still isn’t something that is widely talked about in procurement circles – most procurement people still couldn’t tell you, I…
Why Auctions are Trumping Negotiation when it comes to Strategic Sourcing
The art of negotiation has existed for millennia. In more recent years it has evolved into a number of techniques used by the respective contracting parties, as they endeavour to have full clarity; re the range of possible outcomes, and their walk-away positions/ best alternative to a negotiated agreement. As with poker, negotiating strategies can…